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  • Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow

    Alaska humpback whales may lose 'endangered' status as numbers grow
    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said. Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal...
  • Barry Ritholtz: Red Cross must reveal how it spent Superstorm Sandy donations

    Whenever there is some global catastrophe, we break out the checkbook, sending a donation to the Red Cross. Whether it's an earthquake in Haiti or a tsunami in Japan, many people's natural inclination is to send money to one of world's best-known...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • Military savers favoring 'Roth' TSP to build nest eggs

    Military savers discover special advantages a Roth-type Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides, given that their taxable income is dampened by tax-free allowances and periodic tax-exempt combat tours. By Tom Philpott Military savers are discovering the...
  • EPA: Virginia 'on course' for bay cleanup, but must ramp up runoff reduction

    EPA: Virginia 'on course' for bay cleanup, but must ramp up runoff reduction
    Virginia and six other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making overall progress in bay cleanup, but lag in one key area in meeting the next round of targets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said reducing nitrogen remains a...
  • Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

    Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer
    Scientists are predicting that the Chesapeake Bay's oxygen-starved "dead zone" will be slightly larger than average this summer. Using computer modeling underwritten by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, researchers forecast that by...
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • Incredibly rare goblin shark caught off Key West

    Incredibly rare goblin shark caught off Key West
    Shrimp fishermen were in for a shock when they pulled in an incredibly rare goblin shark off of Key West, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This marks the second time a goblin shark has ever been recorded in the Gulf of...
  • Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday

    Skip sales tax during Virginia's hurricane preparedness tax holiday
    Virginia’s annual Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday will take place from Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31. During the seven-day tax break, purchases of certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. The sales...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Websites, apps help you track and prepare

    When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible. Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations. Forecasts: National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...